China eyes economic, strategic benefits in the Arctic

GBTIMES published an article titled, “China eyes economic, strategic benefits in the Arctic”. The article reads in part as follows:

China has become one of the rule makers in the Arctic region, while the Polar Silk Road shipping route can boost economic integration from Asia to Europe, according to a Chinese blue paper published on Thursday.

The book, titled The Arctic Blue Paper: Arctic Development Report (2017) and published by the Ocean University of China and the Social Sciences Academic Press, follows the Asian country’s first Arctic policy released earlier this year and its increased research and commercial activities in the region.

The book argued that the opening of Arctic waterways and resources to commercial use was becoming increasingly realistic due to global warming and globalisation.

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